Flash Mob

I’ve seen Flash Mob’s around on You Tube, Facebook, and various places online, but none in real life.  I watched this one yesterday, and it really got to me.  I think the reason why is because of the ordinary-ness of the setting.  Just a plain old food court.  People are just sitting at a mall, lost in their conversation and their medium Diet Cokes, eating fries and burgers.  Suddenly, a soprano voice rings out, and everyone stops and stares.  A baratone voice joins her, and in a few minutes, hundreds are singing the Halleiluia Chorus, surrounding the ordinary people at the mall.

Majestic meets ordinary.  Surprise awakens mundane.  Praise lifts heads and hearts to worship…at a mall food court.  I can’t watch these videos without bawling like a baby, so I won’t watch it with you, but I thought I’d share it here.

I think the reason that it strikes so deeply in me, is because I know that I am called to be that voice in the figurative sense.  If I were to sing out for real in a food court, people wouldn’t tear up, they’d run away!  But, I can try to sing out with my writing.  I can sing out by loving people in extraordinary ways.

How about you?  How are you singing out?

5 thoughts on “Flash Mob

  • November 30, 2010 at 12:44 pm
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    I have met God in many places but never a food court. I would have loved to have been there! Gives me goosebumps. Makes me want to break out in song…luckily I am at home cuz only God enjoys my singing!

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  • November 30, 2010 at 2:14 pm
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    I have seen one they did in a Macy’s in Philadelphia (?) too. Cried at both. The song is glorious!

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  • December 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm
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    Loved this – touched me also (crying not to cry at my desk at work while watching) Wish I could have been there too. Thanks Michelle —

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  • December 7, 2010 at 3:27 pm
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    Love it! I’ve yet to see a bad flash mob!

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